A bike-share rider waits for the traffic light at a busy intersection in Beijing. Some estimates put the number of shared bikes in China as high as 16 million.
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Wei Xuemei in Beijing selects an Ofo bike using her phone. Due to the low cost, convenience, and accessibility, bike sharing has exploded in cities across China over the past year.
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Two Ofo bike-share users ride past a Beijing bike-share station on Dongdan Street.
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Bike-share users ride past the The Forbidden City. The two biggest Chinese companies, Ofo and Mobike, compete for customers by continually expanding their reach and setting prices as low as 7 cents for a half hour.
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Beijing bike-sharing bicycles are parked outside the entrance to the Jianguomen subway station.
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A Mobike user rides past the Beijing Ancient Observatory.
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Jiang Xujing (l.), and Fu Kong (r.), select Ofo bikes by scanning a QR code with their phones.
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A discarded Mobike sits next to Xibahe Road in Beijing.